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Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Recognised by Euromoney for spearheading “a push to find new sources of economic growth, while building a social safety net to address discontent over strained infrastructure and rising living costs” when he was named Finance Minister of the Year 2013, Shanmugaratnam represented the nation in the signing of the intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding on establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. As chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (the policy-steering committee of IMF), he also led meetings in Washington DC that discussed actions for a more robust and durable global recovery.